The Democratic party’s biggest stars are turning to Hollywood once again, to boost the party’s financial fortunes.
President Barack Obama arrives in Los Angeles at 2 p.m. on Thursday to attend two party fundraisers. The following day, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will jet into town in an effort to boost her campaign’s coffers.
Clinton will attend three fundraisers on Friday. One is at the home of Janine and Peter Lowy. Another is at the home of Sonny Ward and Michael Lombardo. A third is at the home of Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Maguire. All three events are sponsored by the Clinton campaign, which means that the most any individual can donate is $2,700.
Still, the events offer Clinton the opportunity to network and possibly an opportunity for Priorities USA Action, the SuperPac that is supporting her, to subsequently seek larger donations.
President Obama has a jam-packed schedule as well. The Democratic National Committee said on Wednesday that he will attend a reception/dinner at the Beverly Hills home of filmmaker Tyler Perry, and a roundtable discussion in Pacific Palisades hosted by prolific television producer Chuck Lorre.
Up to 250 people will be attending Perry’s event, contributing $2,500 to $33,400 each. Lorre’s event will be much smaller. The DNC said about 30 people are expected to attend and could contribute up to $33,400 each.
The president, who has been extremely successful in tapping Hollywood money for both his own campaign and Democratic coffers, will head to San Francisco at 11:40 a.m. on Friday.
The two visits are expected to impact traffic in the region. While the president’s exact route is kept secret for security reasons, the motorcade is expected to close roads and cause traffic congestion in West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Pacific Palisades at various times during his visit.
The Los Angeles Police Department issued the following traffic advisory around 9 p.m. on Wednesday:
Traffic Advisory for Presidential Visit
Los Angeles: In an effort to assist the public in avoiding possible traffic congestion during the visit of the President of the United States, June 18 & 19, 2015, the following areas of the City should be avoided when possible to prevent travel delays for community members:
Thursday June 18, 2015
The area around Sepulveda Boulevard between Lincoln Boulevard and Century Boulevard between
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The area around Pico Boulevard and 23rd Street between 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The area around Barrington Avenue and Palms Boulevard between 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The area around Centinela Avenue and Bundy Avenue between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The area around Bundy Avenue and Interstate 10 Freeway between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The area around 405 Freeway and Sunset Boulevard between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The area around Evans Road and Monorca Drive from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The area around Napoli Drive and Sunset Boulevard from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The area around Sunset Boulevard and 405 Freeway from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The area around 405 Freeway and Mulholland Drive 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The area around Mulholland Drive and Coldwater Canyon 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The area around Coldwater Canyon and Beverly Drive 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The area around Beverly Drive and Sunset Boulevard 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The area around Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Note: Merv Griffin Way between Wilshire Boulevard and North Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed between 2:00 p.m. on June 18, 2015 to 12:00 p.m. on June 19, 2015.
Friday June 19, 2015
The area around Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The area around Santa Monica Boulevard and Century Park East from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The area around Century Park East and Pico Boulevard from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The area around Pico Boulevard and Overland Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The area around Overland Avenue and National Boulevard from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The area around National Boulevard and Interstate 10 Freeway 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The area around Interstate 405 Freeway and Centinela Avenue 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The area around Arroyo Boulevard and Mountain Street 8:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.
The area around Mountain Street and the 210 Freeway 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The area around 134 Freeway and Colorado Boulevard 8:00 to 12:00 p.m.
The area around Colorado Boulevard and Figueroa Street 8:00 to 12:00 p.m.
The area around York Boulevard and North Avenue 51 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The area around Yosemite Drive and North Avenue 56 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Notes: The following are road closures in the City of Pasadena;
Seco Street between West Drive and Lincoln Avenue from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rosemount Ave between Prospect Terrace and North Arroyo Boulevard from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
West Drive between Linda Vista Avenue to Salvia Canyon Road from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rosemount Avenue between North Arroyo Boulevard and Seco Street from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The following flights/operations are not permitted within the 30NM radius Temporary Flight Restriction unless authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration after consultation with the United States Secret Service (USSS):
A) AEROBATIC FLIGHT OPERATIONS
B) GLIDER FLIGHT OPERATIONS
C) FLIGHT TRAINING OPERATIONS OTHER THAN CLOSED PATTERN WORK
D) PARACHUTE DROP OPERATIONS
E) AGRICULTURE/CROP DUSTING OPERATIONS
F) ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL FLIGHT OPERATIONS
G) COMMERCIAL CARGO CARRIER OPERATIONS THAT FAIL TO MEET OR EXCEED TSA APPROVED STANDARD SECURITY PROGRAMS/PROCEDURES
H) BANNER TOWING FLIGHT OPERATIONS
I) UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
J) MOORED, MANNED, OR UNMANNED BALLOON OPERATIONS
K) MODEL ROCKETS
L) MODEL AIRCRAFT
M) SIGHT SEEING OPERATIONS
N) MAINTENANCE FLIGHTS
O) SEAPLANE OPERATIONS
P) UTILITY AND PIPELINE SURVEY OPERATIONS